The tablet market in India has become hyper competitive in the last couple of years. We’ve got international brands like Apple, Samsung, Asus vie for market share and even homegrown brands like Micromax, Zync, EAFT fight for the lower and mid-range spectrum of the market. We take a thorough look at the Destiny D90T from EAFT that falls in the mid-range category.
One gripe I have with local brands is the need to imitate product design of international ones and Destiny D90T also tries to do the same thing. First glance at the front of the tablet reminds of the ubiquitous iPad design sans the physical Home button. Sure it has a similar display to the iPad 2 but t would’ve been better on part of EAFT to give the tablet somewhat a distinct design to make it stand out from the rest of the crowd.
The tablet seems to have a decent build quality that sports a glossy 9.7-inch 1024×768 display on the front and plastic body on the back. The sides host the power button, proprietary charging port, microUSB port, HDMI, microSD card slot and volume buttons.
The Destiny D90T is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. While we would’ve liked the tablet to come with the latest Jelly Bean update, D90T’s compensating part is that it does not come with any customization of the user interface. The only things you’d find from EAFT are some pre-loaded apps to enhance the overall experience.
The tablet is also able to take care of the apps and games, thanks to a decent amount of CPU power and RAM. Destiny D90T showed little to no signs of lags.
The multimedia performance is excellent on the D90T and it virtually supports most formats, including full HD 1080p files. The tablet also comes pre-loaded with WorldSpace radio that allows users to listen to 72 hours of music across 12 channels every day for the first six months.
The front and rear cameras both boast a 2MP resolution and frankly, they are mediocre and suffices the need to video call.
The Destiny D90T also supports 3G via an external 3G dongle. Since there’s no full-fledged USB port, a user can achieve the same by using a USB OTG cable. Supported 3G dongles are Huawei’s E1750c and E1750.
On the battery front, the tablet features an 8000mAh battery which is more than enough to last for couple of days with moderate use.
The EAFT Destiny D90T is a good tablet when it comes to performance but it could’ve been nicer if EAFT loaded the tablet with the latest Android Jelly Bean OS since most tablets in the price range now come with the Android 4.1 OS. The tablet sells for Rs. 14,990.
Pros: Performance, WorldSpace Radio 6-month subscription
Cons: No Android 4.1